March 1, 2018 to March 10, 2018
Archaeology of Religion and Ritual 10 Days Residential Workshop on North Indian Ritual Songs Date: 1st March to 10th March, 2018 About the Workshop: Traditionally Samskara rites were designed to define the roles and responsibilities within the family and society. Ritual songs were primarily used to ease the tension such as pregnancy, child birth and educate the individuals about their social responsibilities. Workshop also aims to see the relationship of ritual songs with Vedic chanting, Vedic mythology and oral tradition. It was noticed that later during 19th century the huge forced migration took place and that pain of separation and fear of distant land has clear mention in most of the songs. Of course we will see the Persian (medieval) influence on rituals and ritual songs; ritual songs and popular culture and vice versa. Thus we will cover the Ideas such as tradition and modernity, intimacy and belonging, shared culture and everyday life. Ethnographic study of living communities and translation will be the core part of workshop. Study materials will be distributed one month before the workshop. You will witness the popular Holi festival and demonstration of ritual songs including Ashirwad, Qawaali, Nazar, Banna and Jog etc. 10 days workshop will take participants through a guided tour to villages, sacred places and river banks and meeting, interacting and interviewing village folks. Ideas such as tradition and modernity, intimacy and belonging, shared culture and everyday life will be discussed during the workshop. Ethnographic study of living communities and translation will be the core part of workshop. Participation Criteria: This workshop is mainly for anthropology students and early career researchers in related areas. Applicants are required to send 500 words 5-up about why you want to participate in workshop along with their resume and name and contact details of three referees to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Fees: 16,000 INR which include course materials and modest accommodation and holistic food for 10 days. About Facilitator: Shipra R. Upadhyay Shipra is an archaeologist graduated from Department of Archaeology, Deccan College, Pune, India. She has conducted extensive fieldwork to document North Indian Ritual Songs. From 2012-2015 she was Academic Fellow and In-charge Library and Archives, Centre for Contemporary Theory, Baroda, India. She was managing editor “Journal of Contemporary Thought” for its global south cultural dialogue series. From 2015 to 2017 she has taught courses in interface of archaeology and music to undergraduate students at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India.
Applicants are required to send 500 words 5-up about why you want to participate in workshop along with their resume and name and contact details of three referees to the email: email@example.com